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Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. (April 1, 1942 - ) is an American writer, academic, and literary critic. Delany was born and raised in Harlem and attended the Bronx High School of Science[?]. Delany and the poet Marilyn Hacker[?], who met in high school, were married for several years and have a daughter. Delany spent 11 years teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and moved to the English Department of Temple University in 2001.

He has written extensively in the mainstream science fiction and fantasy genres. He is also the author of a number of fictional and autobiographical works that include references to extreme aspects of human sexuality.

Delany's works include:

  • The Ballad of Beta-2
  • The Jewels of Aptor
  • Babel-17
  • The Einstein Intersection
  • "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"
  • Nova
  • Triton
  • Dhalgren
  • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
  • The Motion of Light in Water (a memoir of his experiences as a young gay science fiction writer)

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